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Do Low Vitamin B6 Levels Harm My Immune System?

Vitamin B6 Food Sources

This blog is part 3 in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed the first two parts, I would make sure you check them out! You can find part 1 here. And part 2 here. This content is based on information hosted by the National …

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Vitamin E and Your Immune System

Food Sources of Vitamin E

This blog is part 2 in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed reading last week’s blog, which discusses the immune system and its role in cancer protection, I would make sure you check it out! You can find part 1 here. This content is …

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What Foods Boost My Immune System?

nutrients for immune function series

I love to attend online trainings and I found one recently that is right up my alley when it comes to boosting my immune system and thriving after cancer. The training is called Cancer Prevention Through Immunomodulation: Does Diet Play a Role? You can listen to it here (click “View this webinar” under the Meeting …

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Movie Review – The Connection

Hungry for Change

I watched The Connection as part of a promotion from FMTV (Food Matters TV) , which is a service like Netflix, but it features food, nutrition and health films, many of which are documentaries. The Connection is a film directed by Australian journalist Shannon Harvey who was diagnosed with a career-altering autoimmune disease. Check out …

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Fighting Cancer with Citrus


The citrus family has some popular members—orange, lemon, lime, clementines and grapefruit. It also has some members that are no less important but are certainly less popular. These include pomelo, tangelo, tangerine, mandarin, blood orange and bitter orange, plus a whole lot more. Citrus fruits are famous for their vitamin C content. This is impressive …

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Fennel Tea, a Great After Meal Digestive

While most of my research on spices and herbs has focused on their ability to fight cancer and their role in a cancer-fighting diet, spices have far ranging medical attributes that have been used for centuries. Fennel is a plant with a large bulb, tall hollow stalks with feathery fronds and a flower with seeds. …

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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

I would like to wish all of my American readers a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays. No gift giving, just coming together with friends and family over a beautiful harvest meal. I hope part of your Thanksgiving tradition is to also take a moment to give thanks. Turns …

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What are Probiotics?

Probiotic vs Regular Yogurt

​Probiotics were first discovered by a Russian biologist by the name of Dr. Elie Metchnikoff. He observed that Bulgarian peasants who drank fermented milk were living very long lives and he hypothesized that bacteria produced as a result of the fermentation were providing health benefits. Dr. Metchnikoff is now known as the father of probiotics. …

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations


Breast cancer caused by the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are rare and account for only 5-7% of breast cancers. Discussing genetic testing with your doctor should be considered if your family has: Cancer in multiple generations A cancer which has developed at a younger than normal age Rare and unusual cancers A woman in …

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Super Green Parsley Pesto


Herbs are more than just a garnish. A garnish is added to a meal for its flavour or visual appeal. I often think of parsley as just a decoration to a meat or cheese tray. Well, herbs are definitely more than decoration! Many herbs have been shown to have important anti-cancer and other medicinal properties. …

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